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Phuket in July - questions

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Phuket in July - questions

We're considering spending three nights in Phuket or Krabi in July. Wanted the Western side of Thailand due to weather, but it just didn't work out in my itinerary. So considering the weather in July (and possible rough seas), is there a better side of the island to stay on? Any specific recommendations? We do not want to stay in Phuket - we are looking for a nice beach (don't want to have to travel to swim or lounge) within walking distance of a few restaurants and bars. Nothing too sleepy, but nothing too touristy either.

My other question is how the water might compare to Krabi - would it be rougher seas in Krabi?

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1. Re: Phuket in July - questions

Anyone have some advice on this? Thank you : )

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2. Re: Phuket in July - questions

Phuket and Krabi are both West coast and will be in the rainy season in July. This can cause rough seas.

The East coast will not be in the rainy season. So you could look at Koh Samui,Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

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3. Re: Phuket in July - questions

Koh Samui has much better weather in July than Phuket.

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hi, I don't think there's any difference where you stay in Phuket or Krabi with regards to different weather or calmer seas in July so it's really just a question of luck.

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5. Re: Phuket in July - questions

Weather is the same in both areas, I can say from experience the beaches in Krabi are more sheltered and better for swimming than phuket that time of year ,

Places like Railey , Poda on a nice day in july , the water is perfect . But you run the same risk of bad weather , which you wouldnt want to be at the beach anyway.

But on a nice day , that time of year, the water is still rough for swimming in Phuket beaches.

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